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Pratt Renovation Series: Episode 2

As work begins, a behind-the-scenes look at the massive renovation of the Central Library.
New Pratt CEO Heidi Daniel

Meet the New Pratt Library CEO

Meet Heidi Daniel, the incoming president and CEO of the Pratt Library. She will officially join the Pratt this summer.
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Urban Gardening Workshops

Want to grow your own food Baltimore City? We have free workshops led by master gardeners at multiple branches.
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The Renovation is Underway

Preserving the past and positioning the Central Library/State Library Resource Center to serve Marylanders in the future.

Lawyer in the Library: One-on-One Consultations

Lawyers from Maryland Legal Aid provide one-on-one legal advice.

Chess Time

Come learn and/or play chess with friends or others in the branch. Boards are provided.

Invent This

A fun, hands-on invention experience for tweens & teens.

LEGO Tuesdays

Bring your best building skills!

Project Teen BookFace

Find a Teen Book and create a face! Throughout the months of March and April teens are encouraged to…

Video Game Sports

Compete with friends and test your skills with a variety of fun sports video games.

You're a Poet and You Know It!

Arrive with your imagination and leave with awesome poetry. Learn how to create chance and redacted poems.

Magic Pots

Let's see which folk tales with soups and pots stir up the most fun. Engage in storytelling and trivia.

Spanish for Kids

Practice conversational Spanish.

Teen Dress For Success

Presented by Kim Klacik, Mrs. Baltimore 2014 and founder of Potential Me, a Baltimore based non-profit which…

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

In this six-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’…

Poetry & Conversation: Elizabeth Hazen & Rose Solari

Elizabeth Hazen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest…

Teen Movie: Dead Poet's Society

In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic…

Wii Wednesday

Nintendo's Wii video game system brings people of all ages together to have fun

Cards 'n Teens

Bring a deck and join other teens, playing games like Magic the Gathering, Yu Gi Oh, and UNO.

Book Discussion

Read and discusse The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

Northwood Book Discussion

Read and discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite…

Podcast: Colson Whitehead featured

Pratt Podcasts

Authors and speakers recorded live at the Pratt - listen now or download for later. Featured: Colson Whitehead.
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Learn or Practice a New Language

Start your interactive language-learning journey today with Rosetta Stone, available in 30 languages.
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Baltimore Area's New Transit System

Learn about changes coming to local transit, including route changes, new maps, and ways to get involved.